ERIC Number: ED428955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Achievement Programme: Fifth Survey of Mathematics, 1997.
Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh.
This information packet contains the 1997 results of the Assessment of Achievement Programme (AAP), established by the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department to monitor the performance of pupils in Scottish schools in particular areas of the curriculum. The packet contains two booklets on the results of the 1997 mathematics survey and overhead transparency masters which give key findings of the survey. "Fifth Survey of Mathematics, 1997: Findings and Issues" summarizes the surveys key points. Samples were selected to be representative of pupils in all mainstream schools. Over 10,000 pupils completed assessments. Approximately one third of all the students took part in the survey of performances on practical mathematics. This survey provided information on current performance of written and practical mathematics at Primary 4, Primary 7, and Secondary 2, with detailed analyses within the categories of information handling; number, money and measurement; and shape, position, and movement. Comparisons were taken between stages on written and practical tasks, of the performances of boys and girls at each stage, of performance in 1997 with findings from previous years' surveys; and of performance in relation to levels of Scottish National Guidelines: Mathematics 5-14. Each school participating in the survey completed a questionnaire that contained questions on curriculum and classroom organization, aspects of teaching and learning, resources, student support, assessment, and primary-secondary liaison. Students were also asked to complete a short questionnaire about their experience in schools in general and mathematics in particular. "Fifth Survey of Mathematics, 1997: Examples" gives examples of the types of questions used in the 1997 survey. Some of these show examples of good pupil responses; others illustrate common errors made by pupils. The early sections present examples used in the written part of the survey. These are organized by the reporting categories used for the survey and are followed by examples taken from the practical part of the survey along with examples of problem solving. For each question, the stage and 5-14 level are given, followed by the percentage of pupils who answered the question correctly, the commonest wrong answer, and the percentage of pupils who did not attempt to answer the question at all. If the question was used in a previous survey, the percentage of pupils answering correctly in that survey is shown for comparison. (ASK)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, National Surveys, Sex Differences
Scottish Office Education and Industry Department, Educational Research Unit, 2B Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom; Web site: http://www.hmis.scotoff.gov.uk/riv
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)